Points of Articulation
The exhibition showcases more than 30 works done in a variety of mediums to render the human figure; ranging from monochromatic charcoal or ink on paper, to coloured pieces done in pastels or gouache. A prolific artist, these works were carefully selected from his extensive oeuvre, that provide insights into his life and practice as both an artist and art educator. The exhibition and its accompanying publication also feature writings about art by Namasivayam extracted from his personal notebooks and lecture notes.
Points of Articulation wishes to provoke new inquiries into Singapore’s art history and to acknowledge Namasivayam’s significant contributions. The show invites visitors to contribute to the investigations into the artist’s life and practice as an artist and educator, by committing a section of the exhibition to display archival materials and sketchbooks that visitors can read.